MondayMarch 27, 2017

Daily Devotional

In the Face of Doubt

By: Pastor Ed Young

Posted: March 27, 2017

From Series: A Bout with Doubt

In Topics: All, Doubt, Faith, Strength, Trust, Uncertainty

Read

Matthew 11:2-3, “When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples to ask Him, ‘Are You the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?'"

Think

If we have lived any length of time, we have probably experienced some sort of disorientation—a life event that pushes us out of our comfort zone and into the unsettledness of the unknown. It’s a place of doubt, in which we can quickly come to the conclusion that nothing makes sense.

This is the exact place that John the Baptist found himself. He had been certain of his purpose, preparing the way for the Messiah. Then he experienced a life-jolting moment for speaking out against the king. Suddenly, he began to doubt if Jesus—his own cousin—was the Messiah in the face of imprisonment and death. None of us have likely ever been in such a mind-blowing situation. It's hard to even fathom how hurt and confused he must have felt. So, let's keep this in mind the next we are questioning if God is really at work in our lives! 

Pray

Father God, thank You for letting me doubt my doubts, and in the midst of them, let my trust and faith in You grow stronger.

Act

Spend some time meditating on your doubts. Journal questions involving them, and allow God to speak into your heart within moments of rest and reflection.